Hey guys, I've just gotten a gym membership and plan to do the following workout every other day.
Would this be adequate if I'm looking for results?
Pushups (5 sets of 10) (regular; fingertip; incline; decline; fingertip)
Pull ups (3 sets of 10)
Decline sit ups (3 sets of 10)
Bench (3 sets of 10)
Bicep curls (3 sets of 10)
Ab straps (3 sets of 10)
Dips (3 sets of 10)
Powerclean (3 sets of 10)
Squats? Deadlifts? Loads of food?
Big hiatus, deciding on new goals...
not really. youre neglecting legs, too much volume for one day, and too much frequency. you have good exercises in there but the routine is put together poorly.
i'm not going to bother suggesting a routine because there are countless threads on this and a sticky with an FAQ.
The thing is I know I'm missing out on squats and calf raises, but I'm nervous to do these workouts. When I have my experienced workout buddy with me, I do them without hesitation.
But I'm sort hesistant to do squats and calf raises when alone. I'm afraid I will not being doing it correctly, therefore harming my body rather than benefitting it.
Last edited by mcfieldbryan; 05-03-2009 at 11:41 AM.
look on youtube and find an instruction video. mimic it in a mirror... use light or no weight. you wont learn without doing.
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No.Would this be adequate if I'm looking for results?
For squatting, just start light till you nail your form. I dont really see what's daunting about doing calf raises alone.But I'm sort hesistant to do squats and calf raises when alone.
I don't see how squats and deadlifts are more daunting than power cleans.
Look up " starting strenght" a great routine consisting of some of the most effective streanght exercises out there!
With increased strenght comes increased muscle quantity!
Entropy1, that sure is a nice contribution to this thread ....
That routine looks pretty terrible. As suggested, look up starting strength. No routine is going to make you bigger without the right diet though.
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you need more core lifts like bench, squat and deads